Supreme Court Economic Review
public choice, Condorcet winner, majority voting
Law | Legal Remedies | Public Law and Legal Theory
There is consensus among legal scholars that, when choosing among multiple alternatives, the Condorcet winner, should it exist, is the preferred option. In this essay I will refute that claim, both normatively and positively. In addition, I will suggest that a different approach, based in behavioral economics, might be a more productive way to model the choices that legislatures make among multiple alternatives.
Paul H. Edelman,
The Myth of the Condorcet Winner, 22 Supreme Court Economic Review. 207
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